You're just saying that 'cause you despise Janet. Btw this thread is about JANET, not Beyonce.
There are a few artists than I can't stand but I give credit to them where it's due. Btw Janet has ALWAYs been a performer. She' s been doing it longer than Bey anyways. Both women are great performers.
Beyonce could NEVER be on Janet's performance level and its just stupidity to think her booty shaking is on the level of Janet's 'If' or 'Rhythm Nation' choreography. No female artist dances like Janet, until I see someone better the choreography of 'If' I won't even consider them on her performance level.
Underrated as she is, she's definitely one of the best performers there are out there. Thanks for sharing.
Actually, when I read the thread title I thought this was a video where Janet was teaching an audience how to dance--silly me.
Don't forget that Michael taught Janet to dance as well. I remember him mentioning this. In fact, I think she called him and asked him to teach her. You can tell also that she has a good choreographer as well who planned out her moves. She is a good performer.
How can't you see it, the moves are very similar, it doesn't have to be a complete rip off of the choreography to be similar, I don't see why some fans find it hard to see that MJ also took from Janet, just as she did him.
Here's some from Nasty and Bad (no one is saying MJ copied anyone, just pointing out similarities in their moves, as I said before it takes nothing away from MJ's genius and innovation of dance):
If you can't see it, you're blind LOL. Here's two more:
Like it was said before, nobody is saying it was stealing. It's all about inspiration. In those gifs taken from Janet's The Knowledge and Michaels' Black or White, it's all about the feel and inspiration of how the videos were shot. I wasn't saying they were move for move, I was trying to convey the sense of inspiration Mike took from the video for the Panther sequence in his own a few years later.
I love how they work off each other like that!
Another instance is Janet's "IF" which I feel is very much inspired by Michael's Blood on the Dance Floor. I personally think she may have heard that song back in 1991 when he originally recorded it, and got her inspiration before the release of Janet. in 1993. Who really knows, but the similarities between the songs are definitely striking!
I think they absolutely influenced one another. Michael and Janet both had they own choreographers, but, I think they were very hands on in the construction of the choreography. Therefore, naturally, the choreography would have touches of them in it including who they were influenced by - including each other. They have said that they were influenced by each other, so I really don't understand why this is a matter of debate or contention.
I also don't see why everything has to be turned into a competition like you guys have to prove how good Michael is by dissing Janet (or anyone else who is given any kind of commendation.) The thread was simply about how well Janet was dancing in that video. I don't know why that had to be turn into "Well, Michael did it better". They and their accomplishments both can definitely stand on their own and they don't need a constant comparison with each other to give them validity.
It's fascinating to see how this thread is changed really fast in to a hate thread.
Man, can't you just stop the hating, don't you get tired of yourself to blame and hate others?
This is a Janet Jackson thread.
If you don't like, then just don't fac king come here.
There are plenty of people saying 'Michael Jackson is the best dancer ever'
Well, he also had his inspiration from other people.
Look at Fred Astaire for example, smooth criminal and you rock my world are definitaly inspired by Fred Astaire his clips.
But you don't hear any of that, because 'we have to keep Michael's legacy alive and we don't want to hate, we have to love'
So act like Michael then and don't hate here because you have some problems with some people.